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  • What? You don't want A&E bundled in with the channels you want? But you need to watch 16 minute shows like Storage Wars.

    /A&E - Too many f'ng commercials.
  • You're salivating over a la carte channels?  Really grampa?  I hear they're getting ready to make these newfangled things called compact discs next year.  They're going to be like cassette tapes, except they'll have lasers!

    "Channels" are already obsolete.  You people sit here and biatch that there are 200 channels you don't watch, but you're perfectly comfortable paying for 24 hours a day of programming, even though you only watch like 4 hours of it on average?  It's the same thing in a smaller chunk.

    Let me subscribe to a show, and get the episodes instantly when they're released, instead of waiting until the next day.  That's where TV needs to head.
  • by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.

    So why not create bundles targeted at certain demos? Create a sports bundle for sports fans, a nerd bundle with stuff like Siffy, Discovery, The Science Channel etc. Seems like anything would be better than the one-size-fits-all system we have now.
  • fusillade762: by some estimates, only about 25 percent of cable customers actually watch ESPN on a regular basis. So if you unbundled ESPN, the per-subscriber cost might shoot up to $20 or more, to account for the 75 percent drop in its customer base.

    So why not create bundles targeted at certain demos? Create a sports bundle for sports fans, a nerd bundle with stuff like Siffy, Discovery, The Science Channel etc. Seems like anything would be better than the one-size-fits-all system we have now.


    Why only worry about the people who watch ESPN regularly?  They have to watch everything on the channel?  The only sports I ever watch on TV are Virginia Tech football games, so I wouldn't be in the regular viewership category, but me and thousands of other people like me would gladly pay 10 bucks a season to watch all the Virginia Tech football games.  That's going to add up.

    From there, it's easy enough to create other relevant bundles.  Make a college football bundle for the guy who likes to watch every game.  Make a Virginia Tech package that includes all the different sports, but only VT.  And have an "everything" package for the guy who just wants to watch sports.
  • I'm for this if it's what finally kills MTV.
  • I wonder what will happen to the shopping channels, which cable companies claim they need to include in order to offset their expenses?
  • Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?
  • About 70% of the time I turn on the TV (and not some other service), I do it to flip through channels I don't normally watch until I land on some random show.
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  • Triumph: I'm for this if it's what finally kills MTV.


    Palladia HD is pretty good, and 95% of it's programming is live concerts of not just current pop stars.
    In fact, it's virtually Bieber, Swift, and Kanye free.
    I think I would keep that, and kick MTV, which I haven't watched in years, to the curb.
  • NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?


    Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.
  • Cancelled my cable a year ago. Netflix is way cheaper, on demand, and no commercials.

    That's where TV needs to go. Of course it will never happen. Too many people whose only job is to sell you crap you don't need would watch their jobs get flushed away... The lawsuits are already incubating to make sure it never happens. They did it with the cable cards a few years ago to make sure you couldn't make your own DVR without giving them "their" cut.
  • From the headline, I expected it to be a release announcement for a 10 foot Lego Death Star with optional 15kW Alderaan-buster.

    Although I would certainly miss absolutely nothing on TLC.
  • TommyymmoT: NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?

    Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.


    I'll give him a sympathy screw afterward if its necessary. Holy crap. DO IT.
  • Oh good. I can see it now.

    TNT $20 a month
    MTV $3 a month
    Comedy Central $40 a month
    SyFy $10 a month
    and so on...

    I get the feeling I'd be paying MORE because I like popular channels like CC, USA and TNT.
    People who like dreck like MTV will probably end up paying less.
  • Going to end up costing more, and more people are going to miss surfing than they think. I don't miss actual TV at all, but I do miss random channel surfing when I'm sick,hungover or can't sleep.
  • TommyymmoT: NewportBarGuy: Who do I have to f*ck to make this happen?

    Honey Boo Boo's mom, and don't forget to leave a bag of Cheetos on the night stand.


    Do I have to fark her vagina or is the neck flab an acceptable alternative?
  • Zombie DJ: Oh good. I can see it now.

    TNT $20 a month
    MTV $3 a month
    Comedy Central $40 a month
    SyFy $10 a month
    and so on...

    I get the feeling I'd be paying MORE because I like popular channels like CC, USA and TNT.
    People who like dreck like MTV will probably end up paying less.


    THIS THIS THIS SO MUCH THIS.
  • Then all of you will be pissed once you get this then wind up paying $75 for just the few channels you want, I hate the shop at home stations too but they do subsidize a lot of your cable bill. Sure you may not ever watch them but there are tons who do and buy all kinds of crap.
  • The next time we hear about this, it'll be during the bribe-driven show trial portion of the massive multi-corporation lawsuit to stop it.
  • Huh, I'd pay for that.
  • fusillade762: Do I have to fark her vagina or is the neck flab an acceptable alternative?


    First time this year I feel like throwing up.
  • President Merkin Muffley: People still watch TV?


    I came here to say this. I've haven't watched any TV for maybe 20 years. When I occasionally see it, my god, it's way way overwhelming.
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